Number: 208
Title: Psalm 84
Composer: Refrain: A. Gregory Murray, 1963
Author: Psalm tone: Chrysogonus Waddell, 1986
Scripture: Psalm 84
Theme: Psalms

    How lovely is Your dwelling place, O Lord of hosts.

1.  How lovely is Your dwelling place, (omit phrases b and c)
    O Lord of hosts.

2.  My soul longs, indeed it faints
    for the courts of the Lord;
    my heart and my flesh sing for joy
    to the living God.

3.  Even the sparrow finds a home, (repeat phrase b)
    and the swallow a nest for herself,
    where she may lay her young,
    at Your altars, O Lord of hosts,
    my King and my God.

4.  Happy are those who live in Your house,
    ever singing Your praise.
5.  Happy are those whose strength is in You,
    in whose heart are the highways to Zion.

6.  As they go through the valley of Baca
    they make it a place of springs;
    the early rain also covers it with pools.
7.  They go from strength to strength;
    the God of gods will be seen in Zion.

8.  O Lord God of hosts, hear my prayer; 
    give ear, O God of Jacob.
9.  Behold our shield, O God;
    look on the face of Your anointed.

10. For a day in Your courts is better 
    than a thousand elsewhere.
    I would rather be a doorkeeper in the house of my God
    than live in the tents of wickedness.

11. For the Lord God is a sun and shield;
    He bestows favor and honor.
    No good thing does the Lord withhold 
    from those who walk uprightly.

12. O Lord of hosts,  (omit phrases b and c)
    happy is everyone who trusts in You.